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Pass the Community Healthy Air Act! (03/20/17)

We all want to live in neighborhoods that are safe. But many communities on the Lower Eastern Shore are seeing growing threats to their clean and healthy neighborhoods.

The poultry industry is a staple on the Lower Shore. As farming practices have become more industrialized, chickens are increasingly being raised in large-scale Concentrated Animal Feeding

Media Statement on the Poultry Litter Management Act (04/11/16)

At the close of the 2016 Maryland General Assembly session, the broad coalition of environmental groups that supported the Poultry Litter Management Act (SB 496/ HB 599) issued the following joint statement:

Statement Responding to Ongoing MDA Data on Fields With High Phosphorus (03/14/16)

March 14, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, MD. –  Environmental organizations released the following statement today, in response to the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s new information about preliminary soil samples showing how many farm fields are over-saturated with phosphorus and may not be able to accept further manure applied, as the state implements the Phosphorus Management Tool:

We are

Farm Bureau Claim On Manure Doesn’T Pass Smell Test (01/16/15)

Agriculture sector only halfway toward 2017 goal for phosphorus pollution
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2015

Contact: Dawn Stoltzfus, The Hatcher Group, (410) 990-0284

 

(Annapolis, MD)–Claims by the farm lobby that Maryland’s agriculture industry is ahead of its Chesapeake Bay clean-up goals to reduce pollution are factually inaccurate. The Chesapeake Bay Program confirmed this week that as of

With Publication Of New Phosphorus Rules, Groups Call On Maryland General Assembly To Act (12/01/14)

Latest Version of Rules to Reduce Pollution by Better Controlling Manure Provide Several Exemptions for Farmers and a Six-Year Phase In
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2014

Contact: Dawn Stoltzfus, The Hatcher Group, (410) 990-0284

 

(Annapolis, MD) – With today’s publication in the Maryland Register of new rules to better control manure, a coalition of nonprofit organizations called

With Economic Study Of Phosphorus Rules Complete, Advocates Say No More Delay (11/07/14)

Advocates Say New Rule to Limit Manure Represents Biggest Opportunity for Clean Water in 30 Years
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2014

Contact: Dawn Stoltzfus, The Hatcher Group, (410) 990-0284

 

(Annapolis, MD) – A Salisbury University economic study shows a new rule to better manage manure would be comparable to, or cost less than, other Chesapeake Bay pollution-reduction

New Bay Program Analysis Shows Maryland Would Achieve Farm Pollution Reduction Goals With O’Malley Phosphorus Rules (08/04/14)

Environmental Advocates Call on Administration to Stop Delaying Promised Rules to Reduce Pollution from Manure
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2014

Contact: Dawn Stoltzfus, The Hatcher Group, 410 990 0284

 

(Annapolis, MD)– A coalition of nonprofit organizations working to reduce pollution and increase transparency from the agricultural industry said new scientific analysis from the Chesapeake Bay Program proves

WORKING TO IMPROVE MARYLAND WATERWAYS AND PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH

Court Of Appeals Case Reveals Maryland’S Agricultural Industry Secrecy And Threat To Open Government (05/05/14)

Oral Arguments Begin Today; Maryland Clean Agriculture Coalition Says Case Shows Need for Greater Transparency
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2014

Contact: Dawn Stoltzfus, The Hatcher Group, 410 990 0284, 410 562 5655 (cell)

 

(Annapolis, MD) – A coalition of nonprofit organizations working to reduce pollution and increase transparency from the agricultural industry said they support arguments before

Environmental Organizations Oppose Unprecedented Senate Budget Amendment To Delay Phosphorus Regulations (03/07/14)

Groups say the amendment is bad policy and unnecessary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2014

Contact: Dawn Stoltzfus, The Hatcher Group, 410 990 0284, 410 562 5655 (cell)

 

(Annapolis, MD) — Environmental organizations are opposing a proposed amendment to the state’s budget that would prohibit the Maryland Department of Agriculture from continuing to develop regulations to reduce phosphorus